2020 Season Preview
Posted June 29, 2020
The 2020 SWBL season is set to kick off on Thursday, July 2nd with the defending champion Oak River Dodgers travelling to Hamiota to take on the Red Sox.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the league will look a little different this year. The league will consist of just 10 teams, as the Hartney Hoppers have requested a one-year leave of absense. The remaining teams will join and play in one large division for the season. The Red Sox and Dodgers will be joined by the Virden Oilers, Elkhorn Expos, Rivers Comets, Boissevain Centennials, Deloraine Royals, Wawanesa Brewers, Souris Cardinals, and the Reston Rockets.
Teams will play an 11 game regular season, and will determine a league champion with a playoff tournament from August 14-16. The details of the tournament, including number of teams involved and locations, will be determined in the near furture depending on the latest Baseball Manitoba policies and restrictions.
The SWBL encourages all fans to come out and support their teams this season. All diamonds will have social distancing rules in place, so please follow these guidelines in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Thank you.